This online, peer program is designed for infrastructure owning organizations who want to learn how to develop their own customized Infrastructure Asset Management Policy.
Starting in February/March of 2022, you’ll gain access to this hands-on and collaborative experience that will help you build your knowledge, skills and confidence in developing your own council-ready AM policy. You’ll be able to share experiences with peers who are working on similar challenges and industry experts.
The Program includes:
*Only available with the Full Package option
Emerge from the program with your own AM Policy!
Learn about what makes a good infrastructure Asset Management Policy
Discover how to leverage an AM Policy to move your organization forward
Receive individual course completion certificates valid for PDH/CED
PDH - Professional Development Hours
CED - Continuing Education Credits
This program will run for approximately 4 months. This allows for time between each lesson/discussion for you to begin conducting the required internal meetings
Each month you will receive access to a new batch of videos, activities, and quizzes through our online learning platform. The content itself should only take you about an hour to get through each month.
You will also be invited to one, 90-minute group discussion session each month. There will be 4 group discussions in the total.
Only 2 spots left to secure, 4 one-on-one coaching sessions with our instructor, Iain Cranston. These coaching sessions will be up to 1 hour each. You can complete the sessions anytime during the program, or up to 6 months after the program end date.
Course Content Only
LIMITED TIME BONUS FOR FIRST FIVE COMMUNITIES
Four extra on-on-one coaching sessions with an industry expert to review your draft AM Policy and provide feedback and guidance
The best value!
Up to 3 staff members
Full Package + Consulting
Based on your organization
Meet your instructor - Iain Cranston
Originally from the UK, Iain moved to Canada in 2011 and initially landed in Calgary, AB, then moved to Kelowna, BC in 2017.
With a background in management and business consulting, Iain focused on Lean and 6 Sigma techniques in various industries including local government and national water/wastewater. After joining CH2M/Jacobs Asset Management team in 2012, he was fully focused on AM work for infrastructure clients in the US and Canada. Specifically working on investment planning, level of service, AMPs/SAMPs and roadmaps. Iain was the PM for FCM’s LAMP 12 municipality program and the Global PM and Trainer for CH2M’s 3-day Asset Management Training course.
Now, Iain is an independent consultant with icInfrastructure where he provides consulting, contracting, and training to public and private sector infrastructure clients, supporting them with their infrastructure asset management and business improvement efforts.
Iain also sits on the ISO 55000 Global Committee representing Canada, was on the CNAM Board of Directors from 2014-2017 and was the PM for CNAM’s “New to AM” program from 2017 until 2021.
Course curriculum at a glance
Benefits of an Asset Management Policy
"[The Policy has] definitely been a tool that we've been able to reference back to, including when we brought the Asset Management plan to council with recommended funding levels. The Policy really was a way in which to remind ourselves administratively and with council, as to what we committed to in those policies and what our goals are."
Melissa Osborne, Senior Manager of Asset Planning at City of Windsor
"Building our Asset Management Policy with icInfrastructure has given us a new perspective on Asset Management. With the guidance from icInfrastructure we were able to get our team focusing on the positive benefits of AM instead of the negative consequences. This Asset Management Policy really helped shape our program into the solid state it's in today."
Alex Shepherd, Infrastructure Asset Manager at City of Grande Prairie
"I think one of the key benefits of the policy is also as a communications tool...By having clearly defined principle statements it helped to bring our staff and council on board with Asset Management. Everyone could see what Asset Management is, and which AM Principles were going to move us forward as an organization."
Tami Rothery, Former Sustainability/Alternative Energy Coordinator at District of Summerland
I'm not available for the program dates listed, will you run this course again in the fall?
Depending on demand, we may run this program again in the Fall of 2022.
Alternatively, you could sign up for access to the course content only to go through the material on your own time. However, you will lose access to the discussion groups and the network of AM professionals.
What if I'm brand new to Asset Management and need some basics before I jump into drafting a policy?
You can check out our FREE AM101 review course if you want to brush up on your Asset Management skills before starting this program to Write your AM Policy.
I want more consulting experience to help me draft my policy and provide me with feedback before I present to senior leadership at my organization, do you offer this?
Yes! You can add consulting to your program at checkout for an additional fee.
Looking for something other than what is posted at checkout? Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm not a community infrastructure owner, can I still sign up for this program?
Although our content is geared towards communities, municipalities and local governments, if you are not a community infrastructure owner we'd still like to chat! Contact us directly at email@example.com
Will I receive a completion certificate indicating my PDH/CEC hours?
Yes! You will receive a completion certificate with your Professional Development hours/Continuing Education credits listed based on the program option you choose. This will be awarded once all coursework is complete
What is the total time commitment for this program?
The total time commitment will vary for each participant based on the work required for your personal policy development. There is approximately 4 hours of course content, four 90-minute group discussion calls, and up to four 1-hour coaching sessions per organization. Additional work between discussion calls is expected to be completed by participants on their own time.
Why are prices listed in USD?
We've made the decision to use one consistent currency across all communities we work with, internationally.
Customized invoices in your currency may be available, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss
Life happens, we know. If for some reason the dates/times of the discussion groups don’t work for you once they are published, you can back out of the program at no cost. We will 100% refund your purchase price or provide credit to join the next group. Be sure to let us know at least 14 days prior to the program start date to receive a full refund.
If after the first 2 chapters are complete, you’ve decided this program is not what you are looking for or you are unable to complete the program you can also request a refund. We will refund 75% of the purchase price or provide a full credit to join the next group, as long as you make the request within 14 days of the program start date.
Please contact us if you need to request a deferral or refund more than 14 days after the program start date.
Start developing your own customized Infrastructure Asset Management Policy through this hands-on and collaborative peer program.